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Vaccine Injury Law: MMR Issues And MMR Side Effects

Downing, Allison & Jorgenson National Vaccine Injury Lawyers exclusively practices vaccine injury law. Its legal team, led by Andrew Downing, is licensed to practice with the U.S. Federal Claims Court and assists clients throughout the country with vaccine injury claims. They can assist you with making a claim to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), including a claim for damages from the MMR vaccine and its side effects.

What Are The Known Side Effects Of The MMR Vaccine?

The measles, mumps and rubella “MMR” vaccine combines three separate vaccines into one injection. Each vaccine has the potential cause different side effects that can happen at different times. MMR issues are rare, but in some cases, the MMR side effects can be serious and life threatening. About one week to 11 days after the MMR vaccination, some children get a mild form of measles. This includes a rash, high temperature, loss of appetite and general feeling of being unwell for about two or three days. About three to four weeks after having the MMR vaccination, 1 in 50 children develop a mild form of mumps. This includes swelling of the glands in the cheek, neck or under the jaw. It lasts for a day or two. One to three weeks after receiving the MMR vaccine, some adult women experience painful, stiff or swollen joints, which can last for around three days. In some cases, the side effect from the MMR vaccination can result in chronic arthritis.  Other autoimmune issues may appear in the weeks following the MMR or MMRV vaccination.

MMR Side Effect: Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

Someone receiving the MMR vaccine may get a rash of bruise-like spots in the weeks after having the vaccination or experience abnormal bruising. It can also cause abnormal bleeding, like nosebleeds, bleeding gums and abnormal heavy menstrual cycles. This side effect is known as immune thrombocytopenic purpura, or ITP. This condition can be life threatening. It has been estimated that ITP develops in 1 in every 24,000 doses of the MMR vaccine that are given.

MMR Side Effect: Allergic Reactions

In rare cases, a child can have a severe allergic reaction immediately after having the MMR vaccine. This happens in about 1 in 100,000 doses of the MMR vaccine. If the child is treated quickly, they will make a full recovery. Medical staff who give vaccines are trained to deal with these types of allergic reactions.

MMR Side Effect: Seizures

Another potential issue with the MMR vaccine is that there is a small chance of seizures occurring within two weeks after having the MMR vaccine. This occurs in about 1 in every 1,000 doses.

Finally, encephalitis or encephalopathy is a very serious MMR issue. This MMR side effect causes inflammation in the brain and can result in seizures, loss of consciousness, altered mental state, and many other medical problems. This is an emergency event.

The legal team at Downing, Allison & Jorgenson National Vaccine Injury Lawyers can assist you with claims to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and any potential claims for injuries resulting from the MMR vaccine.

Suffering From MMR Side Effects? Call Today.

At Downing, Allison & Jorgenson National Vaccine Injury Lawyers, the nationwide vaccine injury attorneys exclusively practice vaccine injury law and are led by Andrew Downing. They can assist you with your claims regarding MMR issues or side effects. Strict filing deadlines apply. Call today at 480-701-0999 or send an email through the online form to schedule your free consultation.